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Day 218 – Adsense Sniper #91 & #92 + Free Sniper KW For You

December 9th, 2009

lol @ 0:59

2 more adsense snipers done, 19 more to go…

I thought I’d take the time to go over a keyword with you, an example keyword that I would see as being fit for going and building an adsense sniper on…

“Dickies Bag”

1st in analyzing this I would check out Micro Niche Finder…this is what that shows us:

2,900 exact searches … check! (it’s over an absolute minimum of 2,400…. 2,900 + is always preferred though)

22.4k competition in quotes…. check! (This isn’t that important a metric to be honest…it’s a good indicator that things might turn out well in further analysis as it’s below 30k, but even if this were 100k, it could still be a go depending on what we see on the first page of competition for the keyword, that is the true litmis test).

$2.37 CPC … check! This is a decent CPC…if the CPC is $1 – $1.50, I will check it in Spyfu and see what the minimum value is.  If the minimum value is around $0.44, then I will go for it..although at times if the exact searches is 3k+ I may even go with $0.40.  In this case, “dickies bag” is $0.64 – $2.11, nice… there are 6 advertisers here, also nice, but NOT NECESSARY.  As I’ve mentioned before, I have top earners with N/A showing for advertisers or keywords that don’t even register any info on Spyfu!

Strength of Competition(SOC) = 196(yellow) …this is a yellow flag, but this is still WELL within the range of being takable DEPENDING upon the first page of competition.. even if this was red and around 500 or 1k(at times), it may still be possible to take if the first page competition is weak.

OK, so everything checks out here…so now what needs to happen is you need to do a Google search on this keyword and hit “refresh” to load up SEO For Firefox and see what that brings up for the Page Rank of the sites on page 1…

I scroll down as each page rank pops up down the page and if I see 2-3 PR N/A’s or PR 0’s and if they have less than 30 backlinks, preferably none or less than 10, things are looking good…

So we see from this that we’re not going to take position #1, which is fine, as long as we can rank somewhere on page 1 that’s all that matters…we skip the PR1 at this time in our perusal as we’re looking for easier targets…then we see the PR N/A but it’s for an image ranking, so we ignore that..

Continuing down the list we see a PR 0 and 2 PR N/A’s…nice.  We then go to each of them and click on the “Y! Page Links” to find out the Yahoo backlinks each has, they are all at 0, perfect…this keyword is a GO!

By the way, this is a keyword where currently the .com, .org AND .net are all open!  and I would say it’s possible for 2 sniper sites to rank on this keyword and share page 1(it’s rare that 3 take page 1).  Now I wouldn’t advise going after this keyword because its a brand name keyword and it’s dominated by site’s that belong to the company that makes Dickies bags (yakpak.com & dickies.com & dickiesgirl.com) so you’d really be on the wire, but if you don’t care about that, this would be easy rankings.

Now things aren’t always this easy, I’ll see if I can go over other keywords where things aren’t so cut and dry…sometimes you might find a keyword where there are almost all PR1’s and just 1 PR 0…in that case you don’t have 2-3 PR 0’s or N/A’s, BUT the PR1’s may be sufficiently weak that even if you don’t get that PR 0’s spot, you can still take a PR1.  This is why there are no hard cut rules and you NEED to develop your intuition.

Now I don’t get keyword selection right ALL the time, as I don’t always come across keywords like this where it’s pretty much a sure thing…sometimes I have keywords that seem like I COULD have a chance and just go for them to see what happens…in the end, I get about 50% of my sites ranking on page 1 with just RSS/Bookmarking/Digg alone…UAW runs just push them further up page 1.

This keyword though looks like an easy page 1, this also goes in the face of not going after 2 keyword domains, this is one which is clearly takable…Anyone planning on snatching this one up? :>

Earnings For Today:

  • CB = $20.62
  • Hops = 158
  • Adsense = $72.63
  • Total = $93.25


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  1. Dee
    December 9th, 2009 at 08:36 | #1

    Hey Mike! Thanks for the tips! If you’re using SEOQuake for firefox, click the up or down arrows above the very first search result on google after you click request parameters. This will list the search results in order of page rank depending on which arrow you select. You have to wait until all the PRs are showing on the page though and then click the arrow.

    I read your reply to my previous post and I appreciate the answer and motivational words. I’ve been sacrificing some sleep but I managed to get a few sites and articles done and I’m getting UAW and SENuke today. Again, thanks for your tips!!

  2. Lisa
    December 9th, 2009 at 09:59 | #2

    Mike – YOU READ MY MIND! Thanks so much for these helpful tips and confirmation that I’m on the right track. I can’t believe how important mindset is in this game.

    Just finished #18 but really only half are making any money (a few clicks a day). I have a few that were poor keyword selections but I’m getting better the more I do. I wish I could crank out 2 a day. It been more like 2 a week. I have not been doing RSS and Bookmarking tho so I’m thinking I might need to do that.

  3. MikeM
    December 9th, 2009 at 11:51 | #3

    Mike this was really really helpful (as I am a visual learner).

    One question for you:

    I have noticed on a few of my sites I got the .com TLD but then it took me soem time to put the site up. In the meantime another sniper came in, either with a .org or .net!

    Are you snapping up the other TLD’s just to get a stronghold on the niche?

  4. December 9th, 2009 at 12:47 | #4

    This is great, thanks so much! You pretty much do what I have been doing but I am still developing my intuition. Also, I use Traffic Travis for the SEO analysis. LOVE IT! I do also check Google manually too with the plugin but I love that you can see the first 20 results up front with backlinks, etc in TT. You can save the results too. Just another tip for everyone.

  5. December 9th, 2009 at 12:48 | #5

    Great help Mike!!

    I never heard of ‘Dickies’ before, so it goes to show you that there is a new KW behind every door.



  6. December 9th, 2009 at 13:28 | #6

    Mike, I sent you an email. May be you prefer answering questions here. How many ezine articles do you submit for 1 domain. Also do you use UAW on the home page??

  7. Daniel
    December 9th, 2009 at 14:20 | #7

    Hi Mike, Just wanted to say you rock andthanks for writing a detailed helpful post that will help alot of people 🙂 You are “da man” so I’d like to ask a few questions if you don’t mind.

    1.Do you think 50 uaw submissions a day is too much? I read you do 7/day.
    2.If a site is successful, do you recommend replicating it using the same keyword but a whole new site? Will google allow you to target the same keyword with 2 sites and allow both sites to rank on the 1st page?
    3.If my targeted keyword is “yellow little widget”, and I put my anchor text as “widget green yellow little” then will google give link juice for “yellow little widget”?

    Have a great day!

  8. Mikeman
    December 9th, 2009 at 15:30 | #8


    Hey Dee, nice…no problem. Getting SENuke in itself will motivate you to work harder so you make full use of the subscription!


    No prob Lisa, ya…that’s how it goes, you shouldn’t expect all your sites make money…although 80-90% of my sites make SOME amount of money in their lifetime, even fewer make money for me consistently.

    RSS and Bookmarking is CRUCIAL and should be done right after putting up the site..with automated tools it takes me literally 5 minutes to do.


    NP Mike..you know, initially when you make a site for a keyword, you have no idea how well that site is going to do, so its not a good idea to buy the other TLD at that time. If down the road you find this site is getting you a consistent $1-3 or more a day, and it looks like there is space for 2 sniper sites to rank on page 1(an intuition thing)…then go and snatch up 1 more top level domain and develop it.

    I have 2 instances where I’ve done this and it’s paid off. You especially want to do this for your sites that REALLY rake in the money.

    @Sara – WAHM2B

    Hey thanks for sharing your tip Sara…Develop about 50 sites and by the time you get there, you’ll find your intuition is sufficiently developed..


    Yup, there are still niches out there no one has targeted.

    @Tech Blogger

    Ya, you’ll need to tell me if you send an e-mail since I never check the one for this site, I’ll go look.

    At the moment I’m no longer doing Ezines..before I would send 12 per domain though, 12 backlinks for the main domain and 4 for each inner page. Now I just do UAW runs on the main page..each UAW submission ends up backlinking 2 of my sites.

    I also recently outsourced some Angela type backlinks, 30 backlinks for 42 of my sites, I’m waiting to hear back on that..but ya..I’m moving away from doing work myself after having done it all myself for so long. I’m looking to start outsourcing a bit more.


    Hey, np man. I think 50/day is too much. I recently had tried doing 40/day for a bunch of my sites and I found that it had an adverse effect on one of my main sites…literally the DAY after it stopped submitting, my site dropped from being #1 on page 1 to #70! It stayed there for 1 week and came back to page 1, but it never regained it’s #1 standing, and now it sits at #7 or so.

    Now the most I do is about 15/day.

    And about making 2 sites on the same keyword, yes, if there is room on page 1, you can get 2 of your sniper sites ranking on page 1. Do it only for the sites that are making you good money and there’s an opening and you feel that both can rank…you will need to develop your intuition on that one…

    If you are trying to rank for “yellow little widget” then you need to link back to that page with “yellow little widget” if you want Google to rank that page higher for that keyword.

    If you use “widget green yellow little” you will just be more likely to rank for “widget green yellow little”.

  9. Lisa
    December 9th, 2009 at 17:42 | #9

    Okay, what tools can I get to automate rss and bookmarking that do not cost a fortune? Is it okay and go back to the ones put up last month and run it on them?

  10. Mikeman
    December 9th, 2009 at 17:57 | #10


    For RSS submission, RSS Bot is real cheap…I like to combine it with RSS Submit, but if you had to use just 1, go with RSS Bot.

    For bookmarking I heard that Bookmark Wiz is good, I haven’t tried it myself though…it’s cheaper than Bookmarking Demon at $97. If I ever stop using SENuke, I’ll probably convert over to that since Bookmarking Demon has gotten worse since the last patch.

    And ya, you for sure can run it on sites that are a month old..you should run it on every single site, it’s extra backlinks. Also, I’ve had situations where my RSS submission to one of the RSS sites ends up ranking on page 1 and getting me clicks.

  11. Lisa
    December 9th, 2009 at 18:46 | #11

    Thanks Mike, I’m trying to keep it verrry simple. I know xfactor doesnt mess with the extras but he does a lot of article marketing I’m sure. So, I’ll go back and rss and bookmark the sites since I don’t plan on doing as much article marketing except for UAW submits.

    I have article bot and don’t use it because I can never get it set up right. I hope rss bot is not like that.

  12. Mikeman
    December 9th, 2009 at 21:12 | #12


    Nope, just add the feed url/name/keywords/desc and click submit, then fill in some captchas and it’s done in about 30 seconds (I run it at 8 threads, double the default 4, that’s 8 submissions at a time). The captchas come at you real fast at that speed, its a fun game getting them done before the next one pops up :>

  13. December 9th, 2009 at 22:19 | #13

    I’ve been fooling with Angela type links and wonder if 1.Google gives you a better play if the links are for similar topics or is it better to have links from a topic different than your site, or does it make any difference… and 2. Is it preferrable to link a high PR to your website or to an article you have written that in turn links to your site… or does it make any difference as long as you get the links?

    Thanks for your great info today.


  14. Mikeman
    December 10th, 2009 at 03:56 | #14


    Hey Bill, about your first question, you don’t ‘need’ to get relevant backlinks in order to boost your rankings in the search engines. That’s not something I concern myself with when I’m backlinking my sites, I just focus on getting them.

    And by backlining your backlinks, that’s a safer way of boosting up the rankings of a new site..I believe there is a WSO on this out now.

    I can only talk in terms of what I do and what I prefer and I’m personally not doing that, I’m just concerned with getting direct links to my site..to offset any potential issues I just watch the rate at which I build them rather than backlink my backlinks.

  15. Daniel
    December 19th, 2009 at 11:02 | #15

    Hi Mike,

    Just went over your helpful case study again and had a quick question. I noticed that in the google search box, you typed in dickies bag without quotes rather than “dickies bag”. When checking the pr of the competition, should I use the keyword with quotes or without quotes?

    Thanks again for all your help! Have a nice weekend.

  16. Mikeman
    December 19th, 2009 at 18:03 | #16


    Hey Daniel, when checking the competition for a keyword, you need to do the search in quotes and look at that number.

    If you do it for this keyword it comes out to 20.9k competition which is pretty good, although this is not the most important metric, just so long as it’s around 100k or less (although I have gone after some as high as 150k). If it falls in this range, you need to then look at the more important metrics such as the page rank and backlinks on page 1(don’t check this while you’ve searched in quotes, that is not your true page 1 competition, check PR and backlinks when you’ve done a regular search with no quotes).

  17. Daniel
    December 19th, 2009 at 23:34 | #17

    Thanks for taking the time to answer in detail! This is the step where I messed up in my keyword research 🙁

  18. May 18th, 2010 at 12:01 | #18

    could you elaborate on this specifically?
    “”currently the .com, .org AND .net are all open! …. Now I wouldn’t advise going after this keyword because its a brand name keyword and it’s dominated by site’s that belong to the company that makes Dickies bags (…… so you’d really be on the wire, but if you don’t care about that, this would be easy rankings.””

    i thought you were saying that this would be easy keywords for you to take on, but then you say you wouldnt;

    “”This keyword though looks like an easy page 1, this also goes in the face of not going after 2 keyword domains, this is one which is clearly takable…Anyone planning on snatching this one up?””

    and what do you mean by “this also goes in the face of not going after 2 keyword domains”

  19. Mikeman
    May 18th, 2010 at 22:34 | #19


    I said I wouldn’t go for this because I no longer go for brand name keywords…but if you didn’t care, that is a prime kw.

    And the talk about 2 keyword domains…well, there were some people who believed that it was hard to rank for keywords that have only 2 words…this is a myth, it’s just as easy to rank for a 2 word keyword as it is for a 3, 4 or 5 word keyword.

  20. May 18th, 2010 at 23:45 | #20


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